WARNING: CONTAINS MATERIAL THAT SOME PEOPLE MAY FIND OFFENSIVE.
Gehenna- When you no longer belong to this world which world will claim you?
A Fate Worse Than Death- The path of least resistance has its own complications.
Good Strawberries- Beware the man in the green hat.
The Last Man on Mars- An unfortunate time to leave everything behind.
The Invitation- New friend, old enemy.
Good Luck- I met my twin. He has terrible manners.
An Inheritance- It’s in your blood, your dripping, viscous blood.
Little Boy- A dream home with a nightmare past.
The Importance of Being Eaten- Everyone has to eat.
The Backwards Walking Man- A young boy learns the truth about a local legend.
Joe’s Attic- An old man, his memories, and the dead people at the door.
Imagine living in such a world and stumbling upon the truth from which dreams are really made.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Laura’s greatest passion is Story. Fascinated by how one’s chapter in the book of humanity is inked in life moments, she’s keen to explore and examine the range of human emotion and experience through her fiction, and through her work at the bookends of life in her role as birth, death, and mourning doula. Author and homeschooling mum are among her most treasured story-lines within her personal life story.
Laura also trains and certifies birth, death, and mourning doulas at http://www.momdoulary.com and http://www.mourningdoula.com. You can explore her work further at medium.com, TheLiberationArtist.com, FearlessHomeschooling.com, as well as in her TEDx talk.
She is the only one who can end the cycle of one dead, every night, forever. She is the last hope to break The Circle Macabre.
The Circle Macabre is one of four stories also contained in the novella, The Hecatomb. It is preceded by Old Man of Tessera, Let the Bodies, and The Skeleton Sculptor.
These stories can be read in any order.
It’s up to readers to decide which happens first.
…and which happens last.
Terry Atkinson writes pure fiction romances, but her readers often comment that there are many self-help lessons to be learned in her books about love, romance and life. If you need a boost to give you motivation to weather the storms of life and relationships, treat yourself to this short read.
Stinky’s church needs to cut expenses and they enlist Stinky and other members of the parish as speakers for an endowed lecture series instead of flying people in from distant shores. Many at St. Stephen’s are “locovores” and prefer locally grown produce, but the decision to become “locobores” and listen to local, boring speakers satisfies the letter, but not the spirit of the bequest. Plucky Stinky manages to salvage the ensuing disaster, but you’ll have to read on to discover the delights and dangers of inter-species sonics.
About Stinky Stories
Stinky and Eddie appear in over seventy comic short stories in the #1 bestselling Amazon series. Stinky is chatty and insouciant, and while Eddie may not say as much, when something needs to be done, he’s already doing it. They’re as close as Brooklyn and Queens and as unlikely to separate.
Stinky doesn’t go looking for trouble, but he can’t hide from it. It’s part of the “best looking man on the planet” package. His life is complicated, and sometimes even church can be a strain. He might help his rector try to understand his porn star nephew, assist with the annual Easter egg hunt or break bread with a toxic visiting organist. Stinky and Eddie like to live quietly, but lucky for us that never happens.
Stinky and Eddie are supported by a collection of outrageous guest stars and an ever expanding cast of relatives. The stories are witty and literate and readers don’t have to leave their brains in a jar to enjoy them. Whether it’s a flat-out farce, bedroom comedy, sexy romp, sly satire or screwball family intrigue, you’re never far from a happy ending in every Stinky story. Isn’t that what we really need these days?
Each story is an independent tale, but there is some overlap between them. If you’re curious about Stinky and Eddie’s other humorous adventures, go to www.stinkyandeddie.com for quotes of the week, frequently asked questions, publication information and news of our boys’ dealings.
Information about Peter Grant’s published works, Stinky or otherwise is on his Amazon author page:
For more information about talented cover artist and filmmaker Waylon Bacon:
Related stories are listed at the end for further reading.